World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Zohal

Article Id: WHEBN0031248268
Reproduction Date:

Title: Zohal  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ghods Saeghe, Ghods Ababil, Ghods Mohajer, HESA Shahed 285, Karrar (UCAV)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Zohal

Zohal (Persian: زحل‎, "Saturn") is a VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle developed and manufactured in Iran that is being described as a "home-made unmanned flying saucer". The first announcement of the Zohal came in a news release from the Fars News Agency on March 16, 2011. In attendance at the unveiling was Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the figurative head of Iran.[1]

The Zohal which can fly in both indoor and outdoor environments is designed and developed jointly by Farnas Aerospace Company and Iranian Aviation and Space Industries Association (IASIA). Technical specifications include an autopilot system and GPS (Global Positioning System).[1]

The utility of the Zohal is described as varied with aerial imaging provided as one example. The imaging equipment consists of two separate systems with full HD 10 mega-pixel picture quality, making the Zohal able to take and send images simultaneously.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Iran Unveils Flying Saucer".  


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.